Re: M&S and some UK Banks have followed...
Well Done. Applause....
What, may one ask, is the point of, some of, these companies blarting on about removing their advertising from Google when they smear DoubleClick, the advertising arm of Google, all over their web pages thereby allowing Google to profile their visitors and make advertising coin out of them... possibly even sell them services from a competitor...?
"We're not going to advertise with you any more."
"Fine, we'll just sell the profiles generated via your sites on to someone else."
And whilst I am on my 'Soap Box'.
Make of that what you will but I would mention that the sum...
(.gov.uk hosting Google)/∞ = 1
is a useful approximation.
And last, but not least,
Get your Gonorrhoea tracking pixel here...
The basic premise being that as a result of .gov.uk, and nhs.uk, and their insistence of smearing Google, and of course Facebook and Twitter, tracking devices all over their websites means that The Populace has been pwnd by said companies.
Do not forget that these are US companies as well and whilst Mr Trump Trumps about surveillance conspiracy theories as gifted to him by Russians I think I might have more substantial concerns about 'our' data being gifted to the US by .gov.uk
Of course in as much as Mr Trumps Mind is not Deep his destruction of healthcare, such as it is, in the US appears to mirror our Governments attitude towards the NHS and then...
Google has a Deep, and abusive, Mind.
Just in case I have not been clear about this, as a general rule I am not known for clear expression of thought... I do not care if Government adverts appear alongside dodgy stuff on You Tube. Naturally I block ads so I do not see it anyway and otherwise "ISIS Chopping Heads Off" is not a search term I might use on a regular basis... unless, as a result of recent events, I was looking for Government adverts on You Tube.
What I do care about is that Government is arbitrarily, without thought and without the informed knowledge of The Populace gifting all of this tracking information to Google and the rest, burning tax payers money for the privilege whilst not recovering tax and when 'Targeted Advertising' goes wrong the best they can do is moan a bit rather than going hardcore and stripping all of Googles, and the other companies, tracking rubbish out of their websites.